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Full Name: Demora Sulu
Species: Human
Gender: Female
Born: 2270
Died: Unknown
Affiliation: Federation Starfleet
Parents: Hikaru Sulu (father) and Susan Ling (mother)
Marital Status: Unknown
Spouse(s): Unknown
Children: Hiromi Sulu
Previous Assignment: Commanding officer,
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-B)
Final Assignment: Commanding officer,
USS Mandela
Rank: Captain
Insignia: Image:2285_Capt_Ep_Whi.png

Demora Sulu was a female human Starfleet officer serving in the late 23rd and early 24th centuries.

She was the daughter of Susan Ling and Hikaru Sulu. Born Demora Ling in late 2270, she spent her early childhood years living with her mother. When Demora was six years old, her mother died of Sakuro's disease, and she was brought to Earth, where she and her father met for the first time. Hikaru Sulu turned down an assignment as first officer of the USS Bozeman in order to stay on Earth to raise the young girl. He formally adopted her soon after, giving her his surname. Nevertheless, the first six years not knowing her father made their relationship very difficult, even into her adulthood. Hikaru's decision to secretly join Captain Kirk on his unauthorized mission to the Genesis Planet put a new strain on their relationship. (TOS comic: "Trekkers", TOS novel: The Captain's Daughter)

Sulu attended Starfleet Academy, and upon graduation, was assigned to the USS Enterprise-B. She served as the helmsman beginning with the ship's launch. (TNG movie, novelization & comic adaptation: Generations) Shortly afterwards, during a planetary survey mission, Sulu became separated from the rest of the landing party, then reappeared, nude and incoherent, and savagely attacked them. To all outward appearances, she died from a lethal phaser blast from Captain Harriman. In fact, Sulu was kidnapped by a former lover of her mother, who believed Demora was his own daughter, and replaced by an artificial (and faulty) duplicate. Hikaru Sulu, then captain of the USS Excelsior, violated Starfleet orders to personally investigate the bizarre circumstances of her apparent death, and in the process found and rescued his daughter. This incident marked a healing of their relationship. (TOS novel: The Captain's Daughter)

In 2295 she was poisoned by the Albino while serving aboard the Enterprise-B. This poison was built in part from the Omega IV virus. Thanks to immunity to the Omega IV virus she inherited from her father, Sulu survived and recovered in a few days. However the children of the Klingons Kor, Kang, and Koloth - who were also poisoned by the Albino - were not so fortunate, dying horribly. (ST novel: Excelsior: Forged in Fire)

In 2301 she was promoted to Executive Officer. Sulu took part in an undercover mission to Devron II along with Captain John Harriman, Commander "Iron Mike" Paris, and four others. This mission ended in disaster when Paris was forced to give his life to save Sulu. (TLE novel: Serpents Among the Ruins)

In 2311, Demora was distraught over the loss of the USS Universe, and while doing some research, discovered a discrepency in Starfleet personnel files. "Iron Mike" Paris was listed as currently serving as Executive Officer of the USS Agamemnon despite the fact that she had seen him die years earlier. She brought this information to Admiral Los Tirasol Mentir who explained the true nature of the Universe trial to her and then decided to recruit her for the mission. Sulu was responsible for beaming John Harriman, Drysi Gravenor, and Elias Vaughn back to the Enterprise following the destruction of the Romulan flagship Tomed.

Serpents Among the Ruins

Sulu was also close friends with Captain John Harriman and helped him cope with his father's death in 2311. She had visited Admiral John "Blackjack" Harriman earlier, urging him to make amends with his son. Harriman refused, stating that his son was weak, undisciplined, and ungrateful. Still, after his death, Demora told Harriman that his father said he loved him, telling a white lie to ease his suffering.

Following the Tomed Incident, Demora Sulu was promoted to Captain of the Enterprise after John Harriman relinquished his command. (TLE novel: Serpents Among the Ruins)

In 2315, she gave up command of the Enterprise in order to care for her terminally ill paternal grandmother, Shimizu Hana, on Sentik IV. Following Hana's death, Sulu held a desk position at Starfleet Headquarters for three months until the Enterprise returned from its most recent mission. The interim captain was offered a promotion to the admiralty, and Sulu resumed command of the Enterprise. (TLE short story: "Iron and Sacrifice")

In 2350, Sulu was in command of the USS Mandela. That year, she sponsored a young man named Chakotay for admission to Starfleet Academy. (VOY short story: "Seduced")

The Star Trek: Voyager episode "Tattoo" establishes that a "Captain Sulu" sponsored Chakotay's admission, though the captain is referred to as being male. "Seduced" attributes this gender confusion to a deliberate lie. However, the novel Pathways identifies Hiromi Sulu, the son of Demora, as the Captain Sulu in question. If there is a Hiromi Sulu, he would likely have been born a few years prior to the Tomed Incident (and no later than a few years after) in order to have been a captain at the time he was said to have met Chakotay.

In 2375, an elderly Demora attended the wedding of James T. Kirk and Teilani, accompanied by a number of young grandchildren. (TOS novel: Dark Victory)

The existence of grandchildren confirms the existence of at least one child, strengthening the establishment of Hiromi Sulu.


First officers of the starships Enterprise
Enterprise (NX-01) TuckerT'Pol Enterprise assignment patch.
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) KirkShundreshSimonPikeNumber OneSpockDeckerSulu USS Enterprise assignment insignia.
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) (alternate reality) SpockKirk
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A) Spock
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-B) DaneSuluLinojj
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-C) CarmonaHolmesal-HalakTholav
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) RikerKurnStoneShelbyData
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E) RikerMaddenWorf
ISS Enterprise (NX-01) Archer Emblem of the Terran Empire.
ISS Enterprise (NCC-1701) KirkSpockScottDeckerRiley
ISS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) Riker
ISS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E) Riker • Lore
Commanding officers of the ships Enterprise
Enterprise (NX-01) Archer Enterprise assignment patch.
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) AprilPikeKirkZarloDeckerSpock USS Enterprise assignment insignia.
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) (alternate reality) PikeSpockKirk
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A) Kirk
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-B) HarrimanSuluJohnson
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-C) GarrettCastillo
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) PicardRikerJellico
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E) BatesonPicardRikerData
ISS Enterprise (NX-01) Forrest Emblem of the Terran Empire.
ISS Enterprise (NCC-1701) FranzPikeKirkSpockRileySaavik
ISS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) Picard

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ST Expanded

Up to date as of February 07, 2010

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Demora Sulu was a Starfleet officer and daughter of Hikaru Sulu, born in 2271. At the rank of ensign, she served at the helm of the USS Enterprise-B, beginning in 2293, under the command of Captain John Harriman.

During the christening ceremony of the Enterprise-B, Sulu met James T. Kirk for the first time since 2281. During her introduction, she noted to Kirk that she had heard some "interesting stories" about him from her father, and he assured her that he was glad she was there, saying "It wouldn't be the Enterprise without a Sulu at the helm". (Star Trek Generations)



Demora eventually became the first officer of the Enterprise-B under Captain Harriman, holding the rank of Commander by 2310. When Harriman transferred from starship duty after the Tomed Incident of 2311, Demora was promoted to Captain, and assumed command of the Enterprise. (Star Trek: The Lost Era novel Serpents Among the Ruins)


Star Trek: New Voyages

While she held the rank of lieutenant, Demora had a daughter, whom she named Alana after the half-sister from another timeline that her father told her about. (Star Trek: New Voyages: "World Enough and Time").

Commanding officers of the starships Enterprise
Enterprise (NX-01): Archer
ISS Enterprise (NX-01): Forrest | Archer
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701): April | Pike | Kirk | Zarlo | Decker | Spock
ISS Enterprise (NCC-1701): Pike | Kirk
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A): Kirk
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-B): Harriman | Chekov | Sulu
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-C): Garrett
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D): Picard | W. Riker | Jellico
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E): Bateson | Picard
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-G): Cross
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-G): E. Holliday | W. Holliday
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-J): Pudlo
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-O): A. Riker
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-P): Obeska
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-JFAZW): Hyperriker

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